Dosing

As a first-time consumer, many people question “How much CBD oil should I start with?” Proper dosing depends on your body weight and health, so you may need to experiment to understand the optimal dosage for your body. The chart shown below can help you determine your starting dose. 

Dosing

As a first-time consumer, many people question “How much CBD oil should I start with?” Proper dosing depends on your body weight and health, so you may need to experiment to understand the optimal dosage for your body. The chart shown below can help you determine your starting dose. 

What’s the right dose for me?

We recommend starting with the mild range for one week, based on your weight, and notice the effects. If you feel no effects, advance to medium range. After the second week, notice the effects and advance to a higher strength if you are not feeling the desired results. See our CBD Quick User Guide below: Easy as 1-2-3!
Adults, start by taking 1/2 dropper 1 – 2x a day. Adjust accordingly.
CBD Dropper

Dosage Considerations

Everyone is different, as is their ailment or desired effect.  3 Key Factors will help you to find the right dosage for you.

Please consult your doctor for proper dosing instructions.

1. Condition and Severity

Think about the ailment or condition for which you seek relief. Are your symptoms mild, average or more severe? Select the corresponding column from the chart below!

2. Weight Range

From there, select your weight range. You now have your recommended starting dosage per dose.

3. Tolerance

As with any supplement, individual results will vary. We encourage you to use the daily log, which you can download below.
Your body may get used to the dosage after taking it for a while and you may notice you need to adjust your dosage up to continue getting the same affects.

Based on the 3 factors above, determine where you fall on the dosing spectrum:

Mild to Severe Symptoms

Depending on where you fall, you may need to adjust your starting dose up or down in addition to your ongoing dosing schedule.

CBD Dosing in Milligrams

Weight (lbs)MildAverageMore Severe
90-1608mg17mg25mg
160-25017mg25mg33mg
250+35mg33mg41mg

500mg Bottle: 1/2 dropper = 8mg
1000MG Bottle: 1/2 dropper = 17mg

CBD Dosing for Pets

Weight (lbs)Strength500mg Pet Tincture 
Pets under 10 lbs2mg1/8 of a dropper
Pets 11-20 lbs4mg1/4 of a dropper
Pets 21-40 lbs8mg1/2 of a dropper
Pets 41-60 lbs12mg3/4 of a dropper
Pets 61-80+ lbs16mg1 full dropper
500mg Pet Tincture: 1/2 dropper = 8mg
500mg Pet Tincture: 1 full dropper = 16mg

CBD Dosing for Pets

Weight (lbs)Strength500mg Pet Tincture
Pets under 10 lbs2mg1/8 of a dropper
Pets 11-20 lbs4mg1/4 of a dropper
Pets 21-40 lbs8mg1/2 of a dropper
Pets 41-60 lbs12mg3/4 of a dropper
Pets 61-80+ lbs16mg1 full dropper
500mg Pet Tincture: 1/2 dropper = 8mg
500mg Pet Tincture: 1 full dropper = 16mg

Now that you have your starting dose, there are three options for your CBD oil dosing schedules, the most common are:

  1. Once or Twice Per Day (Morning & Night)
  2. Every 3-4 Hours
  3. Hourly Micro-dosing

In a paper published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, Dr. Caroline MacCallum and Dr. Ethan Russo shared a good tip for figuring out a proper dosage of CBD, “Start Low and Go Slow!”

Everyone’s body reacts differently to CBD.
For beginners, we recommend using the same hemp oil dosage for 30 days before advancing to a higher dosage. We offer full-spectrum CBD oils in either 500mg or 1000mg. Start with small amounts and slowly increase your dosage until you achieve the desired effect. If you notice the effects are stronger than you wish, reduce the dosage for the next 7 days.

The CbBotanica Log

Track Progress for Best Results!

Many people benefit from tracking their progress daily. We recommend journaling your dosage and effects to determine if you need to adjust your dosage at the end of each week.  The daily log will help you analyze results to reach the desired effect. As with any supplement, effectiveness varies depends on each person, so creating a baseline record will help you remember and reflect upon the effectiveness of your CBD treatment.

Take advantage of the CBD oil dosing log to determine optimal dosage for the following week!

Useful tips for best results:

  • 1. Consistency is key. Try to take your dosage at the same time each day and log progress each evening before bed. CBD oil can be taken any time of the day. We do recommend waiting 5-6 hours in between doses.
  • 2. Store CBD oil in a cool, dry place away from direct heat and sunlight. You do not need to refrigerate your CBD oil, however refrigeration may prolong the shelf life. Ensure the cap is tightly closed after each use.
  • 3. If taking by mouth, avoid touching dropper to your mouth. This will help prevent bacteria from entering the bottle. Hold oil under your tongue or swish around in your mouth before swallowing for maximum effect.
  • 4. Sensitive to flavors? Feel free to mix your oil into your favorite food or drink. Our CBD oil is sugar-free!
  • 5. If mixing into food or drink, understand that more CBD is absorbed on a full stomach. CBD is fat-soluble so consuming with fatty foods or drinks can increase the amount of CBD entering your bloodstream. More information here.
  • 6. Oil does not need to be refrigerated, however refrigeration may prolong shelf life. If not in the fridge, we recommend storing in a cool, dry place.
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